At any point in the next year or so, however, that could change. Whether Rondo is dealt this offseason, sometime before next year’s trade deadline or leaves as a free agent next summer, the Celtics could soon be looking at life without their All-Star point guard and the last remaining member of their 2008 NBA championship team.
Rumors about Rondo’s potential destinations have been flying around for years. This summer has been no exception.
Just for fun, we took a look at 10 teams that could really use a player like Rondo manning the point. Some of these teams have been connected with Rondo in trade speculation before; some have not. We tried to include teams that have both a need and a realistic avenue to acquire Rondo, although there are a couple of exceptions.
Above all, No. 1 might surprise you.